This is an analysis of the poem Modern Beauty that begins with:

I am the torch, she saith, and what to me
If the moth die of me? I am the flame... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcc dedeff ghghaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101111101 0011011101 0101111111 1011110111 11011100110 10010101010 1110110111 1110110111 0110110110 1101011111 1101010101 1111011101 1111010011 0100011111 0101100111 1101010001 1011110111 0111011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 254
  • Average number of words per stanza: 53
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, and, my are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.

    The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Modern Beauty;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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